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Im from Brooklyn NY. I have been here my whole life until I moved to Ga in 10th grade. It was a complete culture shock, but it helped me grow as an individual by exposing me to different people and a whole new experience. I've been a creative my whole life, making YouTube videos, drawing and painting in my room when I was a kid. Moving to GA inspired me & shined a light on my potential as I started getting positive feedback on my work and creativity. I got accepted into GSU and studied Graphic Design something I loved since I was little. Since then I've taken my skills more seriously and dedicated myself to my craft, especially photography because the camera has been with me my whole life! I'm an all-around genuine guy with a passion for the arts! I also love basketball and being active. Meeting new people is one of my favourite things to do as well because I get to learn and exchange new information & ideas
David, what are your passion and aspiration in life? How did you start as a Photographer?
I'm passionate about being creative and expressing myself in whether it be a painting, design, music, or photography. I aspire to be a business owner and a professional Graphic designer/photographer.I started as a photographer in college, which is where I gained most of my confidence.
Who is your inspiration in life David? How do you keep inspired?
My inspiration in my life is my mom. She has worked hard to provide everything I've ever needed. I want to be the same way for my kids in the future. It would only be right if I work hard towards my goals, to provide a better future for myself and those after me!
We all make mistakes David; we wish we could take back. Please tell us about time being a Photographer; you wish you’d handled a situation differently with a colleague.
There was a time where I was shooting with a friend, and he wanted to do multiple scenes. I was okay with this, but he was being very demanding and controlling, and after a while, I didn't care to shoot with him. I told him that for him to continue shooting, he had to let me do my job in which he took offence too. I wish I would have used a better choice of words like, let's try something different or maybe we should take a break. Because the energy of the shoot turned awkward. We're still friends to this day!
David, when you’re working with a large number of clients, it’s tricky to deliver excellent service to them all. As a Photographer, how do you go about prioritising your clients’ needs?
Well, each client has a problem to solve. I prioritise based on the problem. If you need a shoot for a birthday celebration in 3 days. I would work to get the shots done and sent promptly with a checklist of all the clients wants & needs making sure they are met by a certain deadline.
Please tell us, David, about a time you had to be very strategic to meet all your top priorities as a Photographer?
I had to be very strategic when I was working with a photographer who had more experience than me. It was a great learning experience, but I also made sure I was checking off all the things need to be done for the shoot to go smoothly. This made working with him a nice experience instead of stressful one!
David, please give us an example of a time when you were able to persuade someone to see things your way at work successfully.
I was working with a colleague who was destined on a colour scheme when I reviewed it I let him know that there was a better option. He respected my opinion, and when I put it together and showed him he confirmed it & told me he was glad I gave him my input because it turned out to be more effective than his original!
David, please tell us about your proudest professional accomplishment as a Photographer. There might be many, but there is always this proudest moment that you just want to share with everyone. What is it and why?
When I shot my first music video. That's more videography, but it was one of my biggest accomplishments, and I will always remember the effort and time I put into making it something I will cherish for the rest of my life!
David, please give us an example of a time you were able to be creative with your work. What was exciting or difficult about it?
I was in college, and I had an assignment to make a collage of different pen techniques. It was difficult because each one couldn't be the same but that challenge allowed me to express my creativity, and it was very exciting to do!
What advice would you give to the people who want to be successful as a Photographer?
Keep Working! No matter what, network like crazy and don't be afraid to fail! Learning is an experience, so mistakes are bound to happen you just have to grow from them and use it to your advantage. Stay creative! Read books, take a break! But be true to your creative inner self!
Are you looking for collaboration with fashion talents, brands and creatives? If yes, please state what type of collaboration you are looking for?
Brands, showcasing clothing, MUA, comedy skits! fashion Talents I'm open to all collaborations as my creativity is very versatile
Photographer: David King @tnereffidbreedsfx